IT Brief NZ - Fortinet and Equinix form alliance to secure critical enterprise data

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Fortinet and Equinix form alliance to secure critical enterprise data

Fortinet has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange in order to provide enterprises and service providers with scalable and reliable security solutions across multiple cloud architectures.

Currently, Fortinet specialises in high capacity firewall technologies with security functionality, throughput and ultra-low latency. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), enables security as well as scalability and manageability across customer datacentres.

The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an interconnection solution for on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds and networks in the Equinix IBX data centres.

This helps enterprises to establish private, high-performance connections and provides services to help build hybrid cloud solutions.

"As more and more enterprise customers incorporate cloud deployments into their overall infrastructure, there is a fundamental effect on how network security is designed and deployed," says Chris Sharp, Equinix, vice president of cloud innovation.

"As businesses move more and more sensitive data to cloud infrastructures, the addition of Fortinet's proven, carrier-class solutions to our Cloud Exchange will enable large global customers to deploy a robust virtualized security infrastructure without compromising performance."

Matthew Pley, Fortinet, vice president, carriers and service providers, says, “Our FortiPrivate Cloud and FortiGate and cloud/SaaS management solutions offer the unique ability to integrate seamlessly into the Equinix Cloud Exchange.”

He says combined, Fortinet and Equinix offers customers the opportunity to choose cloud services suited to their applications, workloads and business needs.

"Security is top of mind for anyone moving to more efficient - yet more complex - cloud environments. We are excited to offer Equinix Cloud Exchange customers the peace of mind in knowing in that their critical assets are continually being protected, regardless of their cloud environments,” says Pley.

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